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what authorities say instigated these tense moments inside a valley apartment complex. ((sharie johnson)) >> also, a major traffic closure is slowing things down in a busy spot of the valley. what you need to know to stay one step ahead of the traffic nightmare. ((sharie johnson)) >> and we are in the final stretch of summer this weekend.. katie breaks down how much longer you have to take advantage of the warmer "now, live...this is 8 news now weekend edition." ((sharie johnson)) what started as a possible barricade situation ended with one man in custody. thanks for joining us i'm sharie johnson. 8 news now has been on-scene following the story. we now head to brittany edney who's outside tamarus park
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now? ((brittany edney)) sharie... right now the scene has cleared out, completely different from less than an hour ago when the street was blocked off and flooded with responders and emergency vehicles... investigators tell us a call came in around noon about a family dispute between a man and a woman. metro says the man possibly threatened a female with a knife. when police couldn't make contact w when swat came out. (("i didn't hurt nobody, i got one eye, i'm blind in one eye, how could i anybody? )) and our cameras were rolling when the man was taken into custody after officers spotted him on the perimeter that happened right after swat went inside the apartment and cleared the scene. dozens of responders helped with the situation including metro officiers, swat and negotiators. . neighbors returning home say
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surrounding the complex. ((laura o'sullivan, neighbor "oh my god, what's going on. i hope that everythings ok. i figured i'd be able to come home. i mean how man people work for the police department? it's crazy." )) >> metro also tells us that when they first arrived on scene, they evacuated 10-12 people in the complex just as to take extra precaution. r incident... and there's still no word yet on the exact charges that the man arrested is facing. reporting live brittany edney 8 news now.// ((sharie johnson)) do we know how the woman is doing after all this? ((brittany edney)) >> metro tells me that she is safe and ok... however, she is anywhere for 8-9 months pregnant so she was transported for medical call just get checked out and to make sure she's ok. we'll send it back to you.
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the spaghetti bowl. it's known for heavy traffic. and right now a portion of it is shut down for 36-hours creating added congestion in the area as work gets started for project neon. 8 news now's mauricio marin is live near the work-site. he's spent the day talking with drivers dealing with the major on-ramp closure. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> n-dot crews are working day and night to shif this is the site behind me where the connector from 95-south to interstate 15 southbound is shut down. it's the busiest ramp in the state---seeing about 31-hundred cars per hour during rush hour. ((mauricio marin)) >> this is what the 95 heading southbound looks like today. theres orange cones blocking off lanes forcing drivers to slow down a bit. we traveled the detour in place. from the 95-south to 15 northbound and exited d-street then hopped back onto the 15
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went through. but many folks have been taking the alternative routes instead...exiting rancho drive and m-l-k boulevard from the 95 and taking side streets to the 15....causing extra traffic on surface streets. some drivers we spoke with say it can be a real inconvenience but know it's necessray to make travel easier in the future. ((david dawn/driver: it is frustrating because the backup especially rushhour in the morning or afternoon or friday night you get impatient people." lashawn carter/driver: "i find alot of other ways to get around. i take the back streets and just go around. lite about." )) ((mauricio marin)) >> now---this is just the beginning. because this weekend's work is to prepare for next weekend's demolishing of the symphony park avenue bridge portion of the ramp. from there the detours will stay in place for about four months until a new bridge is built to fit as they widen the 15. ((mauricio marin)) >> even when cars are allowed
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pattern---so watch out for the unexpected. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now. ((sharie johnson)) 36 hours is a tight squeeze....what is n-dot saying about the progress they're making today on the weekend project? ((mauricio marin)) >> folks with n-dot say everything is going as planned. the ramp is scheduled to re-open sunday at ten in the morning. in the mean time---drivers will have to kef back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) police are investigating two deadly crashes that happened overnight. the first happened at the intersection of tropicana and koval just before 10. witnesses told police a b-m-w heading west crashed into kia that was stopped at a red light. the b-m-w then crashed into another car making a turn causing a two-car chain reaction crash. the 40 year old male driver of the b-m-w was not wearing a
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several occupants in the other cars were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. the second crash happened just before one a-m near owens and eastern. witnesses say a 23 year old motorcyclist was speeding and riding "wheelies" before his bike overturned throwing the rider onto the street. he was taken to u-m-c where he later died./// ((sharie johnson)) the summer weather is holding tight on it's grip in the valley this weekend. katie boer is in the weather center with a look at how soon we could start feeling the fall season. ((ke gorgeous weekend kicked off today with some toasty temperatures as we count down the final few days of summer before fall arrives late next week. ................... taking a look outside -- really a gorgeous day all across clark county. lots of blue sky and sunshine--winds have been nice and calm, but temps. are above average this afternoon
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current temperatures... mid 90s for most spots--i've even seen a few low 100s in our warmer neighborhoods. .................... how about the rest of your night? let's look ahead at the evening planner... look for clear and very warm conditions through about 7pm in the low 90s, by 9pm we'll dip into the upper 80s...low 80s by 11pm tonight. .................... we'll talk more about your extended forecast-- including a chance for thunderstorms next week in my extended forecast. ((sharie johnson)) promoting peace within the community. of non-violence campaign this weekend. across the country activists are uniting for a demonstration of love with a silent march in communities affected by gang violence. here in the valley activists marched down maryland parkway from harmon to molasky park. the walk was capped off with a non-violence rally at the park. (( carmella gadsen
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violence done to the self so including but not limited to substance abuse alcohol abuse drug abuse sexual assault suicide domestic violence, gang violence and of course police brutality is in the conversation as well" )) ((sharie johnson)) >> this is the second year for the national day of non-violence. the overall goal is to give community members knowledge of the resources available to them to help curb violence. organizers also wanted people to know how to utilize our elected officials to prt ((sharie johnson)) donald trump is back tracking his steps on the campaign trail. why he says fellow candidate hillary clinton was the one who instigated the so-called "birther movement." and how it's turning away attention from another controversy on the campaign trail./// you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon
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what kind of person would misuse the topic of rape in a political campaign? joe heck, that's who. the truth is, as attorney general, catherine cortez masto led the fight against crimes like sexual assault and worked with republicans and democrats to make sure rape kits were administered for victims.
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voted against funding for rape kits. joe heck. lying about rape. part of the problem in washington. i'm catherine cortez masto
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((sharie johnson)) here's live shot of the closure of the u-s 95 on ramp to southbound i-15. crews will be working on the on this stretch until 10 a-m tomorrow. n-dot says crews are preparing to demolish the bridge that crosses symphony park drive. officials say the best thing to
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however, several detours are in place to try and make this construction phase a smooth one. /// ((sharie johnson)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. and we are bringing you front and center to a senate debate right here on klas.. doctor joe heck will take part in a debate with his challenger.. catherine cortez masto. there is still no confirmed date.. the heck and cortez masto campaigns sent out a release saying each will be part of the a we will let you know both on air and online./// ((sharie johnson)) one day after dropping his long-standing claim that president obama was not born in the united states, donald trump now says hillary clinton, was behind the so-called "birther movement." (( hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.))
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then-senator barack obama was not born in the united states though some clinton supporters spread the idea through anonymous emails. it's an issue even the president took a moment yesterday to address: (((obama) i was pretty confident about where i was born. i think most people were as well. )) ((sharie johnson)) now all the media attention on these latest controversies has taken focus away from an investigation into donald trump's foundatio b but all of this is likely to serve as ammunition for hillary clinton at the first presidential debate on september 26. 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the local races and issues that matter to you both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((sharie johnson)) what was supposed to be a day to help those in need turnes into moments of terror what the f-b-i is learnng in their investigation after a
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((sharie johnson)) the fbi is investigating
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i'm really good at war. i love war in a certain way. including with nukes, yes including with nukes. i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. nuclear, just the power the devastation, is very important to me.
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it happened along the route of a marine charity race. the explosion blew a hole in this plastic trash can...
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this area. heavy turnout for the race benefiting marines and sailors slowed registration. and that delayed the start. no runners were on the course and no one was hurt: (( brad cohen, fbi agent "we are working side by side with our law enforcement partners from the federal state and local officials and we are working together to conduct a thorough investigation to find out who is responsible at this time." )) >> nearby residents were temporarily evacuated. searched. but no suspects and no other devices have been found./// ((sharie johnson)) finding a job is hard enough these days... how about finding one as an ex-con? more than 2 dozen former inmates want a second shot at life. hope for prisoners, a transformative program, is making that happen. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga shares one graduate's story. for these 28 former inmates, this oath ...
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something so this is like my first graduation. i never graduated from high school or middle school because i was in and out of jail. i feel good. i feel good.")) this is deshay taylor's last shot. "next time i may be going away for life or worst...dead." he shared his story with us today. his back ground in l.a. gangs ... and brother was shot to death by a police officer. "as my brother turned around they shot him 3 times in the back, wasn't armed...i don't know why the officer did it but it kind of tore me up." today ... he's turning a new leaf. "all the anger that i was holding on was destroying me." he told us he forgives the officer. "not every officer is the same." the program, called hope for prisoners, is designed to give people like deshay ...
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attached to having a background. it's traditionally hard to get a job, it's hard to get reaclimated back into your family, back into your workplace, and even into the community." )) the graduates make an 18 month commitment and go through 40 hours of intensive training. (("traditionally we're tasked with putting people in jail and then we walk away from it..." "it's important for us to identify ways to prevent recidivism because that circular door eventually wears out." )) we asked deshay what made him change his ways. his honest answer? he's tired. and for myself. tired of going through the same obstalces and just trying to live a different life now." he's now enrolled at the university of phoenix ... majoring in business. shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((katie boer)) good evening! a warm, but gorgeous weekend kicked off
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the final few days of summer before fall arrives late next week. ................... taking a look outside -- really a gorgeous day all across clark county. lots of blue sky and sunshine--winds have been nice and calm, but temps. are above average this afternoon and early evening. ..................... lets take a look at those current temperatures... mid 90s for most 100s in our warmer neighborhoods. .................... how about the rest of your night? let's look ahead at the evening planner... look for clear and very warm conditions through about 7pm in the low 90s, by 9pm we'll dip into the upper 80s...low 80s by 11pm tonight. .................... we'll talk more about your extended forecast-- including a
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extended forecast. ((sharie johnson)) metro police are working
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of basketball this weekend. officers teamed up with members of the community for a 3 on 3 tournament earlier today. it's all part of their safe it's a chance for kids around the valley to take part in a friendly competition and encourage positive interaction with law enforcement. (( rosalio velasquez organizer "my boys you know we live in a low budget area kinda low and they have like a lot of activity of bad stuff going on but when the police reach out to the kids it gives them inspiration to feel good about the police you know that they are reaching to us you know they didn;t just forget about us people in the low icome area it was really good" )) ((sharie johnson))
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in the valley and organizers are hoping to hold more in the furutre./// ((sharie johnson)) a day to honor the dark night himself. coming up on the valley's news leader-- how batman fans around the country are paying tribute to one of the most celebrated super heroes of all time./// ((sharie johnson)) and finally tonight...
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woman: here in nevada, those were the worst days of our lives, and congressman heck called it "a blip." narrator: in 2008, joe heck called nevada's housing crisis "a blip on the radar." that's just how out of touch joe heck is. narrator: after heck sponsored a bill giving tax breaks to big banks, he took over $500,000 from wall street-- including banks who caused the housing crisis. it's clear what joe heck's priorities are, and families like mine get left behind. narrator: afscme people is responsible
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the iconic super hero was created in 1939 by artist bob kane. ... and has spawned a whole universe of comiics, t-v shows and blockbuster movies. today comic book stores across the country and here in the valley are offering discounts on batman comics and merchandise. director zack snyder whose busy shooting the justice league movie features the caped
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? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> morgan: if it was a joke, it backfired. donald trump ignights a new gun control controversy suggesting hillary clinton's security team should drop the weapons. >> let's see what happens to her. take their guns away. >> morgan: also tonight, a mysterious explosion moments be marines and sailors. a florida zika zone triples in size. and 40 years later, a stunt man follows evel knievel's footsteps straight across the snake river canyon.

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